Journalist; wartime fighter pilot; international golfer; politician; businessman.
How many lives can a man lead in a lifetime? Laddie Lucas managed to live five, all of distinction and fascination.
In the 2nd World War Laddie Lucas became famous as a legendary fighter ace and at the age of just twenty-six led the top-scoring 249 Squadron during the Battle of Malta. Later he commanded a Spitfire wing in the daylight offensive and then led a Mosquito squadron operating in support of the Allied armies advancing through Europe. Before that he had achieved international honours o the golf circuit and had carved out a successful career as a Fleet Street journalist. Following the end of the war he distinguished himself in politics, serving as a Conservative MP for nine years, before pursuing a successful career in business. He also wrote a number of bestselling books based on his exemplary war service.